Satoshi Bitcoin Converter - Dev Notes

Howdy. Some notes from, crrdlx, the Satoshi Bitcoin Converter developer:

The Satoshi Bitcoin Converter has moved to a web app. It has the same functionality, but you no longer need to have the Android app installed on your phone!

Best and easiest fix for a stuck Android app: uninstall the app and use the Satoshi Bitcoin Converter web app.

If you're using the Android app and are stuck loading...either (a) use the web app linked above (recommended), or (b) you can revert to the older app version, 4.7.1.

Unfortunately, 4.7.1 cannot be placed back onto the Play store because of updated Play store rules (they require that new releases target a newer Android version). Still, you can get 4.7.1 at the developer's (me, crrdlx) GitHub account below.

Read the for instructions.

You know that the 4.7.1 version comes from me, crrdlx, the developer, by cross-checking my credentials at and at

Please realize that I do this during my limited spare time. Take it for what it is...a free app, with no advertisements. I do this just for the satisfaction of making something that works, for the crypto community, and with the hope that it might help someone in some small way.

Before offering a less-than-favorable rating, drop me a note and I'll take a look. I want the app to work well and to help people--constructive feedback aids this.

A letter from the dev...

Dear users,

I initially made this converter in June of 2013 as a website for myself because I kept getting confused with Bitcoin units and prices. Then, I made it into an app and put it on the Google Play store for anyone to use, for free. My thoughts were that this would be my tiny contribution to Bitcoin and crypto. I hope that you find this app useful.

As a side note, I've long pushed for the shi symbol シ to represent one satoshi, get it? satoSHI? Reddit post here. On January 17, 2019, the Grin coin developers held a governance meeting and adopted the ツ symbol (Tsu) as the official symbol of Grin: Read meeting notes, section 10.2. The ツ symbol (tsu) is only slightly different than the シ symbol (shi). Anyway, this is great! Read Grin notes from the developer here.

I'm thrilled that this app has had visitors from 133 countries around the world (and I'm sure there are more countries that I've missed). The map below shows the countries using the Satoshi Bitcoin Converter app in glorious bitcoin orange.

Since many of the nations are developing or are undergoing turmoil in some manner, I trust that the app indeed is doing some good in some way in these places. That makes me :)




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